Posted Fri Oct 7, 2016 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Combat Rigs, mission teams, maps and modes.
And Activision has detailed exactly what to expect for the beta (at least for the beginning). Players will have access to three Combat Rigs, the Warfighter, Merc, and Synaptic. The Warfighter is a good general use rig, the Merc is a heavy, while the Synaptic is a quick droid (and an early favorite). These rigs can be customized via Payloads and Traits and can be changed mid-match. (See impressions here.)
There will be Mission Teams available in the beta, the JTF Wolverines and the Orion Initiative. The Orion Initiative will need to be unlocked, and these teams will help players get rewards based off of performance and specific missions given by their respective unique commanders.
There will be three maps, Frontier, Frost, and Throwback. Based off my experience, these maps, (like Frontier) will be pretty radical even for series veterans.
And for the modes, the beta will have Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed along with the new (and crazy) Defender mode. Try out the combination of the Frontier map and Defender mode for some nutso play.
Along with everything mentioned here, there will likely be some surprises. My guess would be another Rig, Map, and Mode.
The beta runs on PS4 from October 14th-17th (5PM GMT), and then October 21st-24th (5PM GMT). On the Xbox One, the dates are October 21st-24th (5PM GMT).
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